Senior Researcher, Anthropological Institute University of Zurich
With Jody Weissmann and Natalie Tkachenko we are developing an agent-based modeling code for high-performance computing platforms, suited for large-scale studies of population dynamics in changing environments. In collaboration with the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre and the Institute for Computational Science.
After a Bachelor degree in Physics, I graduated with a Master in Astrophysics and Space Physics at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2006. Then, I moved to the University of Zurich where I completed my Ph.D. at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, with a dissertation on ''Massive Black Holes and Disk Galaxies in a Hierarchical Universe'' under the supervision of prof. Mayer.
Since 2011, I have been working as a Post-Doc and then Oberassistent in prof. Zollikofer's CAP group at the Anthropological Institute and Museum, bringing my expertise in high-performance numerical simulations to the field of agent-based models in palaeoanthropology.